Energy makes the world go ’round. In the personal sense, having enough energy is what gets people through the day so they can meet their job and personal commitments. One of the important factors in the energy equation is insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. When you’re working with a weight loss client who has low energy, it’s important to educate them about insulin.
The cells in the body all run on glucose, which the body obtains from the food you eat. Carbohydrates break down into glucose and are used to fuel every body process. Insulin is, directly and indirectly, involved in the process of digestion, storage, and energy distribution. Without insulin, muscles, fat cells, and the liver cannot absorb or use glucose properly, resulting in high blood sugar. If blood sugar levels remain high over a period, the cells also become less sensitive to insulin, leading to diabetes.
When people eat food, the pancreas releases insulin directly into the bloodstream. The increased insulin levels send a chemical message to cells, essentially telling them to open up and absorb nutrients. As nutrients are absorbed from the bloodstream, the level of insulin gradually drops until it reaches a steady state. One of the insulin’s roles is to inhibit the breakdown of fat cells and to absorb fatty acids made by the breakdown of dietary fat. In effect, insulin promotes body fat by telling the body to stop burning fat stores.
Chromium is an essential mineral that is tied to insulin regulation. Research has found that people who have type 2 diabetes (characterized by high insulin levels, insulin resistance and, in most cases, obesity) commonly have lower chromium blood levels than those without diabetes. Supplementing these individuals with chromium can improve the way insulin functions in the body – which can increase energy levels – and may improve blood sugar control.
We recommend Zychrome® for people who have problems with insulin sensitivity and want to lose weight. Our formulation includes chromium, niacin, and L-cysteine, which act synergistically to support healthy insulin levels and improve insulin sensitivity. Both niacin and L-cysteine have been found to affect insulin levels. Water and heat soluble, the capsules and tablets can be taken by mouth or added to foods and beverages.
When you’re working with clients who have diabetes or insulin resistance and are trying to lose weight, every little bit helps. Suggest ZyChrome® to promote healthy insulin levels. If you have questions or need more information, please contact us atwww.interhealthusa.com or call 1-800-783-4636.
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